I have with my friend this tradition to go once per year for a girlie weekend somewhere in Europe. Since we live in different cities and both of us have quite busy lives, the girlie weekend is a great solution. We can focus on girlie stuff that make us happy (shopping), catch up with what is going on in our lives, and all without feeling guilty that we do not focus on kids, partners, schools, houses and so on. The rule is very simple: the destination city must be other than the one we are living in. This helps us to relax and disconnect from daily routine.
This year it happens that we went to Mendrisio – a little lovely city in Italian part of Switzerland. Apart from its historic and cultural values, there is another reason why people (especially women :)) love this place: the FoxTown Factory stores. There are about 160 stores covering 250 brands, most of them are focused on fashion, but the home and watch lovers will also find something for themselves.
Speaking of shopping, I would like to share with you some tips that will make your shopping experience more enjoyable and save your wallet/account from drought.
First thing: do not get fooled by discounts. Buy only if you need the piece. Spending money on something that you will not wear, will not make you happy. When you try the clothes, make sure to follow these easy top shopping tips (source: stylecaster.com)
In case you are not really in shopping mood, the region offers tons of other attractions like i.e. Switzerland in miniature, which is only 12 km from Mendrisio. I look forward to going there with my daughter one day, but for now I look forward to my girlie weekend.
And what are your shopping tips?